100 Best Restaurants 2012: Nostos
Restaurant Arrivals We’re Most Excited About
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Rina Rapuano
Fried zucchini rounds with yogurt dip. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
Comments () | Published January 13, 2012
100 Best Restaurants 2012

Nostos
Address: 8100 Boone Boulevard, Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 760-0690
Neighborhood: Vienna
Cuisines: Greek/Mediterranean
Opening Hours: Monday thru Friday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM & 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM Saturday 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM; Sunday closed
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Business Attire
Noise Level: N/A
Reservations: Not Needed

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The vibe at this Greek newcomer, a spinoff of Rockville's Mykonos Grill, may be lounge chic, but the food is as soulful as you'll find on an Aegean isle. Stacked slate walls and oversize black-and-white photos add interest to a soothing backdrop of pale gray. Add to that a raft of Greek wines--we like the crisp Santorini Gavala, which pairs well with the charred octopus--and an opinionated (in a good way) waitstaff, and you've got the best of both modern and ancient.

What to get: Fried zucchini with yogurt-dill dip; kefalograviera cheese, flambéed tableside; taramasalata;slow-roasted lamb; fish (branzino, dorado, or sea bass) grilled with lemon and olive oil; moussaka; shredded phyllo with walnuts and honey.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday for dinner. Moderate.

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